Vaughan Pearson SmithBMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39379.575266.BE (Published 15 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1051
- Chris Smith
Vaughan was an enthusiastic NHS family doctor and a committed generalist.
He spent most of his career working in Taunton, initially taking over a singlehanded practice, which grew in size over the years to four partners. For six years he fitted in a clinical assistant's job in psychiatry, and in 1990 he began doing some medicolegal work, which started when he was asked to analyse the records of some haemophiliac patientss who had contracted HIV after blood transfusions.
He had an interest in musculoskeletal medicine, combining orthodox and complementary techniques. He practised acupuncture for 20 years. In …